Last year we went to the Coliseum to do a Nutcracker workshop with English National Ballet. It was literally two weeks after Christmas and I felt like a Christmas pudding, round, short and well, not very much like a ballerina. So when we signed up to the Swan Lake workshop I was determined not to… Read More English National Ballet | A Day at the Lake
1. Fernanda Oliveira’s feet. Ballet feet. 2. Crystal Costa makes it look so easy. 3. The music from the Pas de Deux at the end of Act I is probably going to be on repeat on my iPod for a while now.
Last night something completely wonderful happened. I am by no means a dance critic and therefore the thought of writing a some kind of review would be irrelevant, and any previous attempts have just felt quite stupid. So, therefore I thought I would just write what I know, from the perspective of a ballet idoliser… Read More English National Ballet | Romeo and Juliet in the Round
When your twitter feed is constantly full of praise and excitement for English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire, and every time you read a newspaper and there is ANOTHER glowing review, it makes the wait for your turn to watch a very long one. Finally, my turn came on Friday night and I got to see… Read More English National Ballet | Overdose
An hour before I was due to leave to watch Royal Ballet’s cinema relay of Giselle, it was announced that Vadim Muntagirov was resigning from ENB to join as Principle at RB. I was shocked. RB aren’t going to win me over from the ENB camp that easily. Not even with another wonderful cinema relay… Read More Royal Ballet Cinema Season | Giselle
How many times can a ballet company make you cry in one performance? The answer is three. English National Ballet already have me hooked. So when you find out that Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov are cast in the Nutcracker on your birthday, the chances are you are going to go and watch. From the… Read More English National Ballet | Nutcracker